sysdll.reg? virus?

  redshift300 09:43 23 Apr 04
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A frend has just recently started to have trouble with a file called "sysdll.reg". This seems to make the computer unusable as it appears to destroy files. He is afraid to switch it on now as there are many business files on his second HD which he cannot afford to loose.
Is this a virus? From looking in Google it appears to be. How do I get rid of it for him.
Operating system is XP.

  Smegs 10:15 23 Apr 04
  temp003 10:50 23 Apr 04

From the contents of the sysdll.reg file as shown on click here what it seems to do is change the registry entries for certain internet settings like Home page and default search engine. It shouldn't delete files.

Spyware removers like Adaware should be able to remove it.

Download Adaware from click here then install it, update it first, then run a scan and see if it can remove the item and other spyware.

If he's worried about something deleting his files on the 2nd hdd, he can either remove the 2nd hdd first before booting into XP, or boot into Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly after POST until he gets option for Safe Mode - he would have to download Adware from somewhere else and put it on CD) then install Adaware and remove the spyware.

While in Safe Mode, scan for viruses as well.

  redshift300 18:20 23 Apr 04

Thank you very much for your prompt replies, I will do as you suggest and report back, this may take a few days.
Regards

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